FLATLAND FICTION

FICTION WITHOUT FORMULA
THE SIRENS' LAST LAMENT

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SUMMARY

Gunner has executed droves of those cultists of the Black Sun Temple as a sentry and executioner stationed on the penitentiary built upon Jupiter's moon Ganymede. War has ravaged his body, and escorting so many condemned prisoners to their deaths has shredded Gunner's soul to tatters. He would have forsworn his duty long ago had he not been blessed to hear the sirens' alien melody that heals the most wounded of hearts. For the sirens sing a different song to every prisoner facing whatever form of death Jackson Hardcase and his gameshow deliver. The sirens sing, and their notes lift the condemned and chase fear from their hearts. But Gunner's wounds are deep and unhealed, and even the most loyal of executioners can serve for only so long before his resolve shatters to show the sirens the frailty, and the danger, inherent in mankind.